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Remove isearch.glarysoft.com Browser Hijacker

remove isearch.glarysoft.com browser hijacker

This article provides step-by-step instructions how to remove isearch.glarysoft.com from affected Chrome, Mozilla, Explorer, Safari browsers and Windows system.

You may see the domain isearch.glarysoft.com on the browser homepage and each new tab if a hijacker has modified your browser settings. isearch.glarysoft.com provides a suspicious search engine in an attempt to acquire all entered search queries and record them on its servers. Then the records may be disclosed to third-parties and used for advertising purposes. After infection with the hijacker, you may notice an increased number of online advertisements popping up all over the browser which can limit the regular speed of your browser performance. It is recommended to remove isearch.glarysoft.com as soon as it appears in the browser if you want to prevent privacy issues and additional malware infections.

Threat Summary

Name isearch.glarysoft.com
Type Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short Description The domain isearch.glarysoft.com can be set as homepage and new tab on each affected browser. A hoax search engine is set as default one.
Symptoms The homepage, new tab and search engine of affected browsers can display the main page of isearch.glarysoft.com hijacker. Many redirects and advertisements can occur during browsing sessions.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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How Does isearch.glarysoft.com Infect the PC?

isearch.glarysoft.com is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that can be spread via different shady methods. Most of the times the hijacker infects systems via third-party installers. They are preferred because developers of various free apps can easily add the PUP to the installer of the primary app and set it for an automatic installation. If you want to prevent the installation of such additional components avoid skiping the Advanced or Custom configuration options of the setup. Otherwise, isearch.glarysoft.com infects the computer without your knowledge. By choosing the mentioned options each time you decide to install a desired software you will be able to check if the setup provides any potentially unwanted programs. In case you don’t need them you can deselect them and continue with the installation of the primary software.

Online advertisements like banners, pop-ups, and pop-unders may also be compromised to deliver isearch.glarysoft.com hijacker on the system.

isearch.glarysoft.com hijacker can affect the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer and Safari.

It There Any Risks of Having isearch.glarysoft.com on the Pc?

As a typical browser hijacker once isearch.glarysoft.com gains access to the system it modifies web browser’s settings without your permission. The modifications usually affect the homepage, new tab page, and default search engine. Afterward, its domain starts to appear on each browsing session.

The main page of isearch.glarysoft.com hijacker:

isearch.glarysoft.com browser hijacker homepage

Obviously, isearch.glarysoft.com has a simple design that resembles a lot those of reliable search engines like Google and Bing. However, the purpose of the hijacker is to trick you into using its services so its developers can gather data records about you, your browsing history and online behavior.

Another deception is that isearch.glarysoft.com generates results using the Bing’s database. But in fact when you enter a query in the search field the hijacker’s hoax search engine redirects you through another persistent hijacker infection Тrovi.com (also reported by our team). Thus, isearch.glarysoft.com grants access to your data of yet another hijacker that is known to cause various PC troubles and privacy-related issues.

As the main purpose of that isearch.glarysoft.com’s developers is to gain revenue the browser hijacker is designed to generate a lot of promoted ads and sponsored links. Once isearch.glarysoft.com is running on your computer, it will redirect you to pages of unknown origin and generate numerous pop-up ads and banners that may cause further issues. Visiting any of the advertisements suggested by the hoax search engine may lead to the intrusion of severe malware.

Now when you know all the risks of using isearch.glarysoft.com services and having it in your browser you should decide whether you really need it or it is better to consider its complete removal.

Found in isearch.glarysoft.com Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy page should explain what information is collected by isearch.glarysoft.com and how the company owner uses it. As an owner of the rogue search engine is pointed out the company Isearch.

In fact, the policy does not reveal what details are obtained and recorded by isearch.glarysoft.com which is another proof that it is suspicious website whose owners Isearch can harm your privacy. The hijacker is believed to collect either personally or non-personally identifiable information.

Below you can see a demonstrative quotation about the maintenance of your data get from the Policy:

Even we try our best to secure your PII (personally identifiable information), we cannot guarantee the services and its databases are immune from any errors, malfunctions, unauthorized interceptions, access, or other kinds of abuse and misuse.

isearch.glarysoft.com privacy policy

In addition, according to the policy, the nasty hijacker Trovi.com also has access to your data and keeps records of it on its servers. The details that Trovi.com is able to acquire are:

Technical Information

  • Your browser type
  • Type, name and version of Operating System
  • Type, name and version of other software
  • Your ISP (Internet Service Provider)
  • Your physical location
  • Your Internet protocol (IP) address
  • Anonymous user identifiers
  • Device configuration and identifiers
  • The version, configuration and settings of their Software

Usage Information

  • Your use and interaction with your device
  • When and how you use their software
  • How you use your internet browser and internet search related applications
  • The web pages you visit and the content you see
  • Your interactions with offerings and advertisements that you view
  • Your search queries
  • The time and date of your searches

Social Networks Information

  • Your interactions on social networks via their software
  • Friends or contact lists
  • Notes
  • Updates
  • Photos

Registration Related Information

  • Information you provide when you register for their software
  • Your name
  • Home or work addresses
  • Your E-mail address
  • Telephone and fax numbers
  • Your birth date
  • Your gender

Support Related Information

  • Your email address
  • Your name
  • Any information voluntarily submitted by you

Information that may be collected by the site “unintentionally”

  • Social security numbers
  • Credit card numbers
  • Login information

In conclusion, you should be very careful what information you enter in search engines and websites. In case you do not like the idea of your information be acquired by this browser hijacker or its services, you should consider its removal.

How to Remove isearch.glarysoft.com Hijacker

Follow the steps below to remove isearch.glarysoft.com browser hijacker from Chrome, Firefox, IExplorer and Safari browsers. The removal guide provides instructions how to remove all files associated with the infection stored on the Windows system as well. Have in mind that sometimes the manual removal may not be enough to eliminate completely this nasty hijacker. There are some leftovers that are detectable only with the help of an advanced anti-malware tool. A scan with such a program will locate all potentially harmful files. Afterward, you will be a step away from the complete removal of isearch.glarysoft.com from the PC.

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Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer

How to Remove isearch.glarysoft.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove isearch.glarysoft.com

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We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall isearch.glarysoft.com and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by isearch.glarysoft.com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by isearch.glarysoft.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for isearch.glarysoft.com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer

Get rid of isearch.glarysoft.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall isearch.glarysoft.com and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to isearch.glarysoft.com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to isearch.glarysoft.com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to isearch.glarysoft.com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove isearch.glarysoft.com via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as isearch.glarysoft.com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove isearch.glarysoft.com files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as isearch.glarysoft.com, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for isearch.glarysoft.com:


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Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove isearch.glarysoft.com from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase isearch.glarysoft.com from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Uninstall isearch.glarysoft.com from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove isearch.glarysoft.com from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

stf-safari-extensions


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the isearch.glarysoft.com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Eliminate isearch.glarysoft.com from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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